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Occupational Therapy Assistant




Richmond House, 38 Redenhall Road, Harleston, Norfolk, IP20 9HB

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Part Time





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Job Advert Role Description

Richmond House is an eight-bedded community locked rehabilitation hospital for women and Lombard House is an nine bedded community Locked rehabilitation service for men.

Both services provide rehabilitation focused treatment to service users with a history of offending/challenging behaviour who have a learning disability (LD) and other conditions including autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs), personality disorders and mental illnesses.


We aim to support our patients in the transition to community

placements and further independence.


The specialist LD units are both community based one step away from community placements and linked to the secure hospital framework. The services are an important part and building community participation and assesing risk whilst working within a therpeutic mileu and working with a specilaist clinical team.

Our Occupational Therapy Assistant post involves:


•           To assist in the provision of an Occupational Therapy service to a designated unit(s)/ specified patient group.

•           Under the direction of a registered Occupational Therapist, to facilitate planned group work and individual activities based on patients’ assessed needs.

•           To be actively involved in the day-to-day administration of the service, under supervision from a designated Occupational Therapist.



 Clinical Responsibilities

            Under the guidance of the Occupational Therapist, assess the patients using specific standardised assessment tools, e.g. MOHO Screening Tool, Occupational Self Assessment.

            To assist the Occupational Therapist in devising individual treatment plans.

            To assist the Occupational Therapist in planning and running therapeutic group sessions.

            To independently facilitate a range of planned group work and individual occupational therapy activities aimed at supporting patients to achieve identified OT goals and CPA objectives.

            To document patients’ progress in line with departmental policy including entries within Care Notes.

            To provide the Occupational Therapists with written and verbal feedback regarding patients’ progress for submission at CPA Internal reviews.

            Where necessary, to attend and feedback on behalf of the Occupational Therapy / LEVOS department at Internal and External CPA review meetings.

            Where necessary, provide written reports to the Occupational Therapist to be submitted for External CPA reviews (these will be countersigned by the supervising Occupational Therapist).

            With guidance from the Occupational Therapist, to evaluate the effectiveness of the occupational therapy interventions delivered.

Please note you will be splitting your time between Richmond House, IP20 9HB and Lombard House NR17 1JY

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About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.

The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.

As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes.


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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